-- "Nobody moved for
almost five hours."
NEAR CAPACITY CROWDS
TURN OUT TO HEAR MIKE RUPPERT LECTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY
OF TORONTO -
Q&A LASTS FOR 2 á HOURS
MIKE RUPPERT GIVEN A
- [FTW, January 20, 2002 - Posted to the www,
January 25, 2002]
Near capacity crowds turned out in the
500 seat auditorium of the University of TorontoŐs medical
school for two lectures by FTW publisher Michael Ruppert
as he continues to use government documents, insider books
and reports, congressional records, and mainstream press
reports to expose US government complicity in and foreknowledge
of the attacks of last September 11th.
"We didnŐt know how Canadians would react,"
said the co-organizer of the event Susan Bulger-Bullen of
Sumari seminars. "But their interest was high and MikeŐs
detailed and documented evidence was so compelling that
I think heŐs changed Toronto
forever, maybe Canada
too." The attendance the first day was only around 250-300
because of confusion about the advertised location. However,
the second lecture was filled to near capacity in the double-decked
"Once the lecture began, the Canadian audience
sucked up every bit of evidence Ruppert presented as though
they had just discovered water, Bulger-Bullen added. "Nobody
moved for five hours."
Using the same basic format as his November
28th lecture at Portland
Ruppert presented newer material, including charts from
a two-part FTW series by geologist Dale Allen Pfeiffer (December/January)
on the coming end of the age of oil and the massive dislocations
it is destined to produce. "It is imperative," Ruppert said,
"that people know that world oil production will peak within
the next five years, never to be exceeded again," said Ruppert.á
"This, at a time when world population is rapidly increasing
and demand, especially in China, the Far East and the developing
world, is soaring. This is the reason for the wars that
will not end in our lifetimes."
In his two plus hour lecture Ruppert detailed
the meshing necessities for the CIA, acting as an agent
of globalization, to control both the drug cash and the
oil of Central Asia. "People got
it when I pointed out that even if we started on a crash
program to convert to other energy sources, the civilization
could not change away from oil quickly enough to avert the
crisis. And when I described the economic dislocations involved,
the millions of people who work in the plastics, power,
auto and oil industries who would be thrown out of work
in such an effort, people understood that this crisis is
not going away with wishful thinking. That doesnŐt even
begin to consider all of the money that would be taken out
of the economy if those people lost their jobs."
"Mike did an absolutely amazing job and
was superbly eloquent," said Dr. Terry Burrows, a Toronto
psychiatrist who attended both lectures. "No one in their
right mind can see the evidence that he has gathered and
not understand that this is a war against all peoples of
the world and that the official position is so absurd as
to be laughable."
has seen a flurry of legislation stripping the civil rights
of its citizens since September 11th. Bills C-36 and C-42
have stripped away many of the rights held sacred in Canada
and Canadians are becoming increasingly alarmed since their
combat troops have been sent to fight in Afghanistan.
is widely known as a quiet nation, more peacekeeper than
"What helped tremendously here was getting
Mike on local talk radio before the event. Canadians tend
to be skeptical, but MikeŐs performance was amazing and
the buzz is still continuing. One guy who is writing his
doctoral thesis called and said that he would be using MikeŐs
material for research," said co-organizer Loretta Stirbys.
"If we had him back here today we could bring out a thousand
people with no effort. I mean they gave him a standing ovation
and kept him going for almost three hours with questions
after the lecture. There were as many people there at the
end as when he began. Emails are still flying all over Canada."
Mike lectures next at Schreiner
Texas on January
30th. Additional lectures are pending or confirmed in Los
York City, Great
Britain and Australia.
Information will be posted on the FTW web site.